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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:23 PM

Can someone set me straight re: Booker releasing the "committee confidential" emails?

I'm reading on Twitter and Facebook that the emails Booker is releasing had already been released by the Republicans. I had understood that one of the reasons Booker was releasing them was to show that there's no national security threat or top secret info in these emails, and to show where Kavanaugh is being dishonest in his answers, or at least not forthcoming.

Did the Republicans really release these previously? If so, why the hissy fit by them reading rules to Senator Booker, etc. today?

Thanks in advance!

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Reply Can someone set me straight re: Booker releasing the "committee confidential" emails? (Original post)
phylny Sep 2018 OP
Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #1
avebury Sep 2018 #2
phylny Sep 2018 #3
Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #4
avebury Sep 2018 #5
Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #7
shraby Sep 2018 #11
unblock Sep 2018 #6
Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #8
emulatorloo Sep 2018 #9
phylny Sep 2018 #10

Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:25 PM

1. They keep saying they told him it was ok to release

???

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:27 PM

2. Rachel Maddox is outlining

the strategy the Democrats are using to target key Republicans in the hope of peeling off enough votes to deny Kevanough a successful vote for the SC.

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Response to avebury (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:28 PM

3. I'm about to turn it on, thanks!

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Response to avebury (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:28 PM

4. Strategy?

Was he grandstanding or is more to it?????

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:34 PM

5. There is a specific purpose but the Dems

Booker is trying to peel off Tim Scott’s vote. Hirono is after Merkowski. The birth control email targets Merkowski and Collins. End game is to win by peeling away enough votes to deny Kavanaugh the SC seat.

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Response to avebury (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:40 PM

7. But did he know they okayed them to be released?

I'm all for a plan but not giving the enemy ammo to crow about.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:24 PM

11. The committee rule against it wouldn't have been read if they had already released them.

The rule was read when Booker said he was going to release them. After it was read, they made mention that they had already been released.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:39 PM

6. Republicans are lying about when they approved release

Why would they let him talk about releasing something that wasn't approved for release if it already was? Why would they talk about expelling him from the senate?

No.

Booker released it first, then they approved release and backdated it to 4am so they could pretend they weren't pressured into it.

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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:41 PM

8. Are these facts?

?

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 09:50 PM

9. Yes those are facts. Please refrain from implying DU'ers are lying.

You asked for information, unblock gave you accurate information.

Btw Here is a video of Cornyn having a shit fit over Booker releasing these docs.


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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 10:19 PM

10. Thank you, this is why I was confused.

If the Republicans already released them, why would they lecture Senator Booker that he was not allowed to release them?

Thanks, I thought I was missing something, but as usual, Republicans have lied about it.

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